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OFHL Regular $eason Ends; Playoffs Begin

REGULAR SEASON WRAP

  • Season ends with Cordy taking the Championship with a 0.813 winning percentage; 2nd highest since his 0.827 16 years ago.
  • Rolphy ended solidly in 2nd and gets to enjoy the Derko Cup all of next year. We expect to see it adorn one of the Horizons HVAC vans ripping around the Cariboo.
  • With Cordy wrapping up the OFHL Championship last weekend, there was really only one race left to decide: the Third Place money.

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  • In the end, Fulty stretched his lead over Derko in the final week and grabbed 3rd spot and the extra $40.
  • T-Man rounded out the 5th & final $ spot. It should be noted that T-Man finished ahead of Derko in player points. Just sayin’.
  • EZ jumped 2 spots in the final week to grab top loser spot and the last lottery spot (which actually belongs to  T-Man)
  • Stifler bests JBR in the Battle of Expansion Cousins
  • Orv finished 2nd last but that just means he will likely get a great lottery pick this yea… wait…what? He traded that pick to T-Man? Oh. Nevermind.
  • A more detailed wrap-up of each GMs season will be released at year end.

FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
1. Cordy $200 72 58 13 1 117 29 843 35.1 0.813
2. Rolphy $140 72 53 16 3 109 32 786 32.8 0.757
3. Fulty $100 72 48 20 4 100 44 778 32.4 0.694
4. Derko $60 72 48 24 0 96 29 733 30.5 0.667
5. T-Man $40 72 41 28 3 85 34 735 30.6 0.590
6. eZ 72 37 33 2 76 33 731 30.5 0.528
7. Haukster 72 36 34 2 74 30 686 28.6 0.514
8. Vinny 72 36 35 1 73 29 669 27.9 0.507
9. GoJo 72 30 38 4 64 27 647 27.0 0.444
10. Erty 72 29 40 3 61 34 615 25.6 0.424
11. Stifler 72 24 45 3 51 30 605 25.2 0.354
12. JBR 72 19 49 4 42 27 571 23.8 0.292
13. Orv 72 18 51 3 39 23 551 23.0 0.271
14. R&S 72 10 61 1 21 23 456 19.0 0.146

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Here are the leaders in each category:

Rookie: Matthews TO (Vinny) & Laine WPG (Stifler) 61 points

Vet: Zetterberg DT (Vinny) 62 pts

Forward: McDavid ED (Stifler) 88 pts

D-Man: Burns SJ (Rolphy) 99 pts

And for the 2nd year in a row…

Goal: Holtby WS (Rolphy) 100 pts

Holtby could have been a 3-peater if not for falling to Carey Price back in 2014-15

The Napkin Re-visited

It looked like the napkin would have some validity early in the season, but predicting the final standings of 14 teams seven months before the conclusion is tough work. While the prediction of finish within the top two tiers was relatively close, the bottom tier was almost perfect.

One thing is clear with this prediction business, time spent on the toilet is not directly proportional to your powers of prognostication.

LET THE PLAYOFFS BEGIN!

  • Playoffs will run for the last two weeks of the NHL season
  • Teams will continue to submit weekly rosters for duration of the playoffs
  • Total points for all playoff weeks used to determine playoff winners
  • Playoffs will be tiered based on OFHL regular season final standings
  1. Tier one – all teams that finished in the money at the end of the regular season – Cordy, Rolphy, Fulty, Derko, & T-Man
  2. Tier two- those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4 – eZ, Haukster, Vinny, GoJo, Erty
  3. Tier three – the bottom 4 teams in regular season – Stifler, JBR, Orv, Ren & Stimpy

The winners of each playoff tier will win the following

  • Tier one – a draft pick at the end of the 5th round in the next year
  • Tier two – a draft pick at the end of the 4th round in the next year
  • Tier three – a draft pick at the end of the 3rd round in the next year

Turn your sound on to really enjoy this… or just imagine Vinny saying “Playoffs?” thirty times.

That’s it boys! Another great season. Let the playoffs begin!

Week 13 – The WJC is Over. Let’s move on.

The WJC is done for another year. Who can we tell about how much we hate the shoot-out? Just let them play!

Ask the Toronto FC fans who lost the MLS championship game last month to a team that didn’t get one shot on net in the 90 min. regulation and the 30 min OT. Brutal. Stupid. Hate it. Anyways, great game until that point, and congrats to the US kids.

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Americans say they don’t care about this tournament….unless they win. Then it’s…

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Here’s a little WJC/Geo-Political trivia:

Name 2 players who started the tournament playing for their country, but by tournaments end, they were no longer citizens of that country….give up….. It’s Sandis Ozolinsh & Sergei Zholtok, who started the 1991 WJC as citizens of the Soviet Union, but the day the tournament began, the Soviet Union formally dissolved.

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The team continued to play as the Soviet Union, but on January 1, 1992, the team was renamed the Commonwealth of Independent States. Ozolinsh & Zholtok were from Latvia, a country that was not part of the commonwealth. Weird. Zholtok had a heart attack on the ice and passed away in ’04 at 31 years. He was also part of a vicious OFHL power struggle regarding his rookie status back in the ’90s. 

Ozolinsh? Ask GoJo about him and his financial statement.

THE WEEKLY RANT or THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Week 13 showed some parity with only 14 points separating 1st and 14th place
  • Derko had the big week with 36 points
  • 3-0 weeks went to Derko, Rolphy, T-Man, & Erty
  • Movers: GoJo moved up 2 spots to 6th; Rolphy moved up one spot to 2nd.
  • Hot: Derko’s on an 11-1 run; Erty kicked his 0-9 slump with a 5-1 run
  • Not: Stifler & the R&S boys are winless in the past 3 weeks
  • R&S used the pick-up to grab big Jordan Greenway of Team USA. The Wild’s 2015 2nd rounder is a point per game player with Boston Univ.
  • R&S cut Hansen VN. Must have hurt. But it’s another lottery pick, and a “1” was rolled so they get the pick-up again.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Not a lot of big point weeks for the skaters, but the goalies did well. Erty’s Schneider had a 7 pointer, but the POTW honours go to the Spitter from Rolphy & Mr. Movember from Team Orv. Each had 8 point weeks.

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CARD OF THE WEEK

Speaking of tenders….

When you just made a wicked kick save and have to adjust your package...

When you just made a wicked kick save and have to adjust your package…

SHRAPNEL

Need anymore reasons why Americans don’t deserve hockey?

NBC is halfway through a ten-year TV contract with the NHL. You'd never know it. LONG LIVE NASCAR & WOMEN'S TENNIS!

NBC is halfway through a ten-year TV contract with the NHL. You’d never know it. LONG LIVE NASCAR & WOMEN’S TENNIS!

Fighting Isn’t Really Going Away…except in college. It’s gone

  • The AHL saw one fighting major every 0.8 games.
  • The ECHL had one every 0.9 games.
  • The WHL saw one every 1.0 games
  • The OHL and QMJHL one every 1.1 games.
  • The NHL one every 1.8 games.
  • The USHL one every 2.5 games,
  • and the NCAA…….  one every 281 games. Click the link below for the article

College hockey rolls on with virtually no fighting, why isn’t anyone following suit?

STANDINGS

TEAM

G

W

L

T

PTS

PWk

TP

AVG

%

Cordy 39 32 7 0 64 32 440 33.8 0.821
Rolphy 39 28 9 2 58 33 399 30.7 0.744
Fulty 39 28 10 1 57 34 408 31.4 0.731
Derko 39 27 12 0 54 36 397 30.5 0.692
Vinny 39 24 15 0 48 24 388 29.8 0.615
GoJo 39 20 17 2 42 25 355 27.3 0.538
eZ 39 20 18 1 41 29 393 30.2 0.526
Herc 39 19 19 1 39 22 356 27.4 0.500
Erty 39 19 19 1 39 32 339 26.1 0.500
T-mensch 39 16 22 1 33 30 350 26.9 0.423
Orv 39 11 26 2 24 29 297 22.8 0.308
JbR 39 9 29 1 19 29 290 22.3 0.244
Stifler 39 7 31 1 15 22 280 21.5 0.192
R&S 39 6 32 1 13 22 223 17.2 0.167

PARTING SHOT

The Last Days of the Prez.

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That’s it. Until next week, keep shimmying…

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Week 11 – Merry Christmas!

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The Holidays are here so let the WJC begin!

Click on the pic below for the FULL WJC SKED

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Orv’s beloved Sabres have been slipping lately, but they look good doing it. Always remember to do your hair before a donnybrook.

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Short week saw Fulty take the big week with 32 points
  • He went 3-0, as did Rolphy & EZ
  • Movers: EZ jumps up to 8th spot; Orv’s up to 11th
  • HOT: EZ is 10-2 in the past 4 weeks – riding his trio of hot Blue Jackets
  • NOT: Erty is 1-11 in the past 4 weeks – injury bug hitting
  • Pick up for the week is a lottery; R&S get 1-3, Stifler get 4&5, JBR gets 6…..and it’s a “6”. JBR has until Sunday Jan 1 to make his pick-up…. lots of prime WJC watching time.
  • OFHL Christmas Banquet this Saturday 10:30 @ Denny’s — Player Exchange: Team with best record picks first; next team has option to steal or pick…..

 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dubnyk MN (GoJo) & Andersen TO (Rolphy) get the POTW nods as they both got 6 points. It could have gone to Jaromir Jagr as he passed Messier & moved into 2nd place all time in NHL scoring with 1888 points, the last one, as Jagr put it, came “off my ass.”

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JAGR FACTS

60% of the current NHL players were born after Jagr played his first NHL game.

#68. Only jersey number worn during his NHL career, which commemorates the 1968 Prague Spring in his native Czechoslovakia and a remembrance of his grandfather, who died that year Soviet jail for refusing to work his farm for free.

Jagr has played against Guy Lafleur, (the 1971 No. 1 overall draft pick) and Auston Matthews (the 2016 No. 1 pick)

SHRAPNEL

Jumbo Joe reveals what he believed was a portrait of himself…

It was a portrait....done by a 5 year old.

It was a portrait….done by a 5 year old.

HOCKEY CARD HELL 

Dave's 'do is the real reason helmets became mandatory.

Dave’s ‘do is the real reason helmets became mandatory.

Jersey Fouls

It’s a bit of a thinker, unless you’re a Cleveland Browns fan (in which case it’s a life-long nightmare)

Get it? The Browns are 0-14 right now.....

Get it? The Browns are 0-14 right now…..

CHRISTMAS STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Comet 33 28 5 0 56 28 375 34.1 0.848
Rodolph 33 23 8 2 48 30 333 30.3 0.727
Fulty the snowman 33 23 9 1 47 32 348 31.6 0.712
Derker 33 21 12 0 42 29 331 30.1 0.636
Vixen 33 20 13 0 40 26 324 29.5 0.606
HoHoHo 33 18 14 1 37 23 317 28.8 0.561
Good Gord Johnson 33 17 14 2 36 24 305 27.7 0.545
ebeneeZer Zwiers 33 17 16 0 34 31 323 29.4 0.515
Ertridge in a Pear tree 33 14 18 1 29 18 281 25.5 0.439
Tiny T-man 33 13 19 1 27 27 297 27.0 0.409
Olive, the other Reindeer 33 10 23 0 20 24 243 22.1 0.303
Jingle Bell Rock 33 9 24 0 18 18 245 22.3 0.273
Stifler Claus 33 7 25 1 15 12 232 21.1 0.227
R&S; two french hens 33 6 26 1 13 15 190 17.3 0.197

PARTING SHOT

Anyone want one of these bobbleheads in their stocking?

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Didn’t think so…

Besides the WJC, Bowl Games are coming up, so here’s a football moment to warm your heart.

If you want to read more enlightened offerings, if you consider yourself a coach, read this…

and something for you closet Bon Jovi fans

from the vinnyfiles

You might have seen some of these but if you want to watch some hockey documentaries this holiday season, check these out:

Punched Out: The Rise and Fall of Derek Boogaard

The Broad Street Bullies

Lokomotiv: Leaving the Ice

Fuelled By Passion – The Return Of The Winnipeg Jets

That’s all. Have a Merry Christmas.

 

Fulty Repeats as OFHL Champion!

He did it! Again.

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Fulty 74 57 14 3 117 40 920 35.4 0.791
C 74 55 16 3 113 35 889 34.2 0.764
D 74 49 18 7 105 38 873 33.6 0.709
R 74 52 21 1 105 33 811 31.2 0.709
T 74 40 32 2 82 42 799 30.7 0.554
G 74 39 32 3 81 31 798 30.7 0.547
E 74 38 33 3 79 31 702 27.0 0.534
O 74 29 41 4 62 29 720 27.7 0.419
H 74 27 44 3 57 38 688 26.5 0.385
Z 74 25 46 3 53 30 676 26.0 0.358
V 74 22 46 6 50 27 711 27.3 0.338
J 74 15 58 1 31 23 563 21.7 0.209
S 74 12 59 3 27 30 550 21.2 0.182

#1 FULTY becomes the first GM to win back to back championships since Cordy did so in 2000 & 2001. It took the last week of the season to finally wrap it up. Fulty took over first from Cordy on week 24 and never looked back, going 12-0 in the last month.  Congrats Fulty! Well played. The payout: $190

Fulty shares a tender moment with Patrick Kane.

Fulty shares a tender moment with Patrick Kane.

#2 CORDY’s never one to blame it on injuries, but……..He’s going to blame it on injuries: Price, Halak, Crawford, Seguin, Malkin…and Pouliot didn’t help either. Here Cordy reacts after hearing of his team’s final week collapse and a third straight Derko Cup.

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Payout: $130

#3 DERKO polevaulted past Rolphy for 3rd. They tied in points and Rolphy actually had 2 more wins, but the first tie-break is player points and Derko took that by 62. Payout: $90

Derko tries to pole vault Rolphy's favourite bull.

Derko tries to pole vault Rolphy’s favourite bull.

#4 ROLPHY had a solid year and finishes in the $ again. Impressive stuff from the 5th year franchise who was actually last in his 1st and 3rd years. A lesson in team building for you youngsters. Payout: $50 (and a warm blanket)

Just wait til next year

Just wait til next year. *wink*

(at this point it should be noted that the Napkin had the top 2 places correct, had 3rd and 4th flipped, and nailed 9th, 12th, & 13th. Getting better every year)

#5 TMAN took 5th and $40 in what was the biggest charge of the final 2 months. He sat in 8th at that point and only grabbed the last money spot over GoJo on the final week. That Craig Smith no-goal could have made the difference.

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#6 GOJO improves on his 10th place finish from last year but is still really happy with his team. What’s going to fix this?

One word: Bracelets.

He still believes in the power of Balance

GoJo still believes in the power of Balance

#7 ERTY improves on a 9th place position last year. Would have been higher but drank a case of home brew every Sunday night and it screwed up his changes

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#8 ORV Was challenging for some bottom money spots, and was only 8 points back with 2 months to go, but faltered at the end and had the worst record in the OFHL over the final 6 weeks. At least that helped his draft lottery pick.

Orv gets angry over season's end

Orv gets angry over season’s end

#9 HAUKSTER dropped four places and 29 points in the standings this year. It was a tough year for the 2009 Champion, but 2016 OFHL FutureWatch says things are rockin’ for the future of this program

Party on, Haukster!

Party on, Haukster!

#10 EZ, like Haukster, dropped four places and 28 points from last year. Started and ended fine, but had a 2 month stretch where he only won 4 games. Tough to recover from that.

Did he tank?

Did he tank?

#11 VINNY has never finished this low in the standings. Needs to build on his drafts or The Vinny Table may be in jeopardy

Vinny is suspicious of any who try to usurp the Vinny Table

Vinny is suspicious of any who try to usurp the Vinny Table

#12 JBR moved up one spot and 18 points in the standings from his rookie season. Plus he has McDavid.

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#13 STIFLER improved 13 points over the rookie season and will add a great prospect again this draft.

First of many.

First of many.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

A goalie shows the way again. 109 points for Holtby from Team Rolphy.

A goalie shows the way again. 109 points for Holtby from Team Rolphy.

Here’s the Top 10 OFHL point getters from each position (fights not included)

OFHL POINTS    
  TOP FORWARDS  
  PLAYER PTS  
  Patrick Kane, RW 106
Jamie
Benn, LW
89
Sidney Crosby, C 85
Joe
Thornton, C
82
Joe Pavelski, C 78
Johnny
Gaudreau, LW
78
Blake Wheeler, RW 78
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C 77
Vladimir
Tarasenko, RW
74
Anze Kopitar, C 74
TOP DEFENSEMEN PTS  
  Brent
Burns, D
102
Erik Karlsson, D 98
Kris Letang, D 83
Mark
Giordano, D
77
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D 76
Roman
Josi, D
75
Dustin
Byfuglien, D
72
Shea Weber, D 71
John Klingberg, D 68
Drew
Doughty, D
65
TOP ROOKIES PTS  
  Artemi Panarin, LW 77
Jack
Eichel, C
56
Max Domi, C 52
Connor
McDavid, C
48
Dylan Larkin, C 45
Shayne
Gostisbehere, D
45
Anthony Duclair, LW 44
Sam
Reinhart, C
42
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW 38
Robby
Fabbri, C
37
TOP GOALIES PTS  
  Braden Holtby, G 109
Jonathan
Quick, G
95
Martin Jones, G 90
Corey Crawford, G 89
Ben
Bishop, G
86
Marc-Andre
Fleury, G
86
Pekka Rinne, G 86
Henrik
Lundqvist, G
85
Roberto Luongo, G 84
Devan
Dubnyk, G
80

Oh, and Tavares got the last POTW with 9 points. You’re welcome, T-Man.

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That’s it! Beauty year, boys. Keep social on the board and we’ll do the draft lottery soon.

Enjoy the playoffs.

FULTY CROWNED 2014-15 OFHL CHAMPION!

FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP
1. Fulty 74 58 14 2 118 28 921
2. Cordy 74 57 13 4 118 40 907
3. Derko 74 45 28 1 91 20 875
4. Rolphy 74 44 28 2 90 24 778
5. Haukster 74 42 30 2 86 15 778
6. eZ 74 40 33 1 81 22 775
7. T-Man 74 35 32 7 77 22 785
8. Vinny 74 33 35 6 72 21 721
9. Erty 74 35 37 2 72 22 702
10. GoJo 74 32 41 1 65 32 733
11. Orv 74 31 40 3 65 23 697
12. Stifler 74 6 66 2 14 14 496
13. JBR 74 5 66 3 13 18 496

THE 2014-2015 OFHL IN REVIEW

First time since 1994-95 that player points had to be used to choose the winner of the pool. Fulty and Cordy tied in points, but Fulty held a 14 player point advantage.  Here’s a run-down of the teams and their plight.

1st: FULTY 118 pts, 921 player pts. Fulty took over 1st place in week 13 and only relinquished it for one week on his way to the Championship. He also finished 1st in player points, beating Cordy by 14. 34 point improvement over last year. Team looks solid for next year at goal, D and forwards. The early trade for Lundqvist & Zetterberg, the pick-up of Klingberg, and a late surge from Benn, solidified any weaknesses he had, and made up for the loss of Patrick Kane. Likely a favorite to repeat.(Payout: $190 & the OFHL Championship Trophy)

2nd: CORDY 118 pts, 907 player pts. 2nd year he’s finished 2nd. Was leading early, but a 2-6 run early in the new year lost him the lead and he could never recover. Solid goal and D, but loses a lot of vets and will have to make some decisions about aging forwards. Trading away high picks the past few years has hurt. Still, should be in the money next year. (Payout: $130 and another yerar to enhance the Derko Cup)

3rd: DERKO 91 pts, 875 player points. A year of bad luck. Was in the running for a repeat in the early parts of the season, but a weak January (3-8) hurt his chances. Still, his 875 player points should have given him a lot more wins (he was 1 pt ahead of Rolphy in the standings, yet almost 100 more player points.) Still owns one of the best groups of forwards in the OFHL. Goaltending always an issue. (Payout: $90 and doesn’t have to touch the Derko Cup)

4th: ROLPHY 90 pts, 778 player points. Fourth straight year his points have gone up; had league’s biggest improvement over last year as he jumped up 49 points from last year’s 41. Goaltending was a strength of the team. I guess he took the threat of a Unicorn tattoo seriously. (Payout: $50 and won’t have to sleep at the Sun Peaks Hostel)

5th: HAUKSTER 86 pts, 778 player points. Had some early success, then his team took December off and, well, 5th it is.  Finished 3rd last year, and looks to be in the same range next year. Good goalies help. (Payout: $40)

6th: EZ 81 pts. Slipped a bit this year as he fell out of the money. Made a late charge but not enough; but at least he still has a lottery shot in this year’s draft.

7th: T-MAN 77 pts. Improvement over last year but too many ties. Some great young pieces that could challenge if it all comes together.

8th: VINNY 72 pts. Finished ahead of Erty by 19 player points. Good prospects need to arrive soon.

9th: ERTY 72 pts. Carbon copy of last year. Lots of kids coming up.

10th: GOJO 65 pts. Beat ORV by 36 player points. Still recovering from his 12-13 championship, but the rebuild shows flashes of brilliance.

11th: ORV 65 pts. This is what happens when your goalies get old, but it was an improvement over last years 52 pts.

12th: STIFLER 14 pts. Eichel or McDavid or ???

13th: JBR 13 pts. At worst, Eichel. or he trades it to Derko for 7 players, free contacts, and unlimited mushrooms at Tim Hortons.

Winners since the 2004-05 lock-out/strike season:

Year OFHL Winner Winning % Derko Cup Holder
2005-06 WENDY 0.760 Cordy
2006-07 T-MAN 0.760 Cordy
2007-08 CORDY 0.685 Derko
2008-09 HAUKSTER 0.731 Derko
2009-10 DERKO 0.760 GoJo
2010-11 T-MAN 0.736 GoJo
2011-12 CORDY 0.679 GoJo
2012-13 GOJO 0.714 Derko
2013-14 DERKO 0.722 Cordy

You’ll notice there have been a number of Champions since the lost season, but only 3 teams were worthy of holding Derko’s cup.

Fulty’s winning % of 79.7 is the highest since Cordy’s 0.827 in 2000-01 and Orv’s 0.810 in 2002-03.

DRAFT 2015

We need to decide on the draft order for round one. Will post after final order is decided.

POTW

Thankfully for Fulty, Jamie Benn had 10 points in his attempt to win the scoring race (which he did.)

Welcome to the NHL, kid.

Keegan Lowe played in his first career game Thursday for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Philadelphia Flyers and made a good first impression.  Lowe, the son of Edmonton Oilers president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe, fought veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier not once, but twice. The two dropped the gloves towards the end of the first period and it’s safe to say Lowe got the last laugh, or punch.

The two dropped the gloves again in the second period, this time with Lecavalier getting the better of the rookie.

When they heard, “Lecavalier hammers Lowe,” Oiler fans everywhere were hoping it was Kevin.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CAREY PRICE of TEAM CORDY takes it with 112 points.  Here’s the breakdown of the top players at every position:

GOALIE OFHL
PLAYER TEAM TEAM PTS
Carey Price Mtl C 112
Braden Holtby Wsh R 110
Pekka Rinne Nas F 96
Marc-Andre Fleury Pit V 97
Jonathan Quick LA T 97
Ben Bishop TB F 93
Jaroslav Halak NYI C 92
Devan Dubnyk Min G 88
Kari Lehtonen Dal Z 88
Tuukka Rask Bos H 87

 

FORWARDS OFHL
PLAYER TEAM TEAM PTS
Jamie Benn Dal F 87
John Tavares NYI T 86
Sidney Crosby Pit D 84
Alex Ovechkin Wsh D 81
Jakub Voracek Phi D 81
Nicklas Backstrom Wsh C 78
Tyler Seguin Dal C 77
Daniel Sedin Van D/C 76
Jiri Hudler Cgy F/R 76
Nick Foligno CBJ Z 73

 

DMEN OFHL
PLAYER TEAM TEAM PTS
Erik Karlsson Ott C 87
Brent Burns SJ R 77
P.K. Subban Mtl F 75
Dennis Wideman Cgy Z 71
Roman Josi Nas Z 70
John Carlson Wsh C 67
OEL Arz F 66
Kris Letang Pit O 65
Tyson Barrie Col C/O 65
Justin Faulk Car T 64

 

ROOKIE OFHL
PLAYER TEAM TEAM PTS
Johnny Gaudreau Cgy D 64
Mark Stone Ott G 64
Filip Forsberg Nas O 63
Mike Hoffman Ott J 48
Kevin Hayes NYR C 45
Anders Lee NYI G 41
John Klingberg Dal F 40
Aaron Ekblad Fla T 39
Evgeny Kuznetsov Wsh H 37
Victor Rask Car J 33

SATELLITE DEBRIS

LA Kings become fifth defending Stanley Cup champion in the expansion era (post-1966) to miss the playoffs the following season.

Of the NHL’s last 46 champions, only the 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1969 Montreal Canadiens, 1995 New Jersey Devils and 2006 Carolina Hurricanes have missed the playoffs the year after winning the Cup.

Last year’s Conn Smythe award winner, LA Kings forward Justin Williams, attains double notoriety. He played for the Hurricanes in 2006-07, when they finished 11th in the Eastern Conference and missed the postseason by four points. Anze Kopitar sums up his feelings after losing to the Oilers.

For one brief, shining moment Wikipedia thought Braden Holtby “owned” the Boston Bruins

Wikipedia, bastion of "truthiness!"

Wikipedia, bastion of “truthiness!”

OTHER RAMBLINGS

The playoffs are upon us and it was great to see both of Atlanta’s franchises clinch playoff spots on Thursday night. The Winnipeg Jets waited 19 years to make the playoffs. In the words of Marshall Mathers, “It feels so empty without me.”

Enjoy the Playoffs!